The School of Law, Santa Clara University invites applications for the Summer Abroad Program 2018 to Oxford, England.

Seminar on English Legal System (2 units) 

To complement its three-unit tutorial offering, the Santa Clara University School of Law Oxford Summer Abroad Program offers a two-unit course educating students about English legal systems and institutions and other comparative law topics.

Students attend a series of lectures on selected topics, each given by a distinguished legal scholar, take three field trips, and write a paper. The six lectures will cover the following topics: introduction to English land law; the nature of parliamentary sovereignty in the United Kingdom; deconstructing environmental law; European employment law applied to the emerging “gig” economy; challenges to English privacy law; transitional justice.

The field trips expose you to the world famous Bodleian Library in Oxford, the Oxford criminal court, and legal institutions located in London (the U.K. Supreme Court, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court).

No advance preparation is required for the lectures or the field trips, but students must write a paper.  The paper, which must focus in greater depth on a subject treated in one of the seven lectures, will be due four weeks after the program ends.

Tutorials (3 units)

Instruction replicates the Oxford University tutorial method. Each student studies selected topics in a designated field of law under the direct supervision of an English law professor and legal scholar (the tutor) with expertise in the field. The professors and their subjects of expertise are identified below. When registering for the program, students select the fields of law in which they are interested. Every effort is made to give them their first choice.

Fees & Financial Aid

Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required and is then applied to the tuition charge.

Tuition: The tuition charge is $1,125/unit for J.D. students. LL.M. students should contact us for tuition information. In example, the total is $5,625 for Oxford.

Financial Aid: US law students are typically eligible for financial aid to cover tuition, airfare, housing, food, local travel costs and school supplies. Financial Aid goes through a student’s home institution. A consortium agreement is setup between the home institution and Santa Clara University.

Important Dates

Program Dates: 6/28/18 – 7/27/18
General Program Application Deadline: March 23, 2018


Oxford Program Director: Professor Cathy Sandoval,
The Center for Global Law and Policy:

For details, visit the official website link given here